Director of Clinical Strategy - CRO

Posted 21 May 2023
Salary Competitive
Job type Full Time
DisciplineCRO & Clinical Operations
Contact NameJack Dean

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with a hugely dynamic global CRO who is seeking a highly experienced and visionary Director of Clinical Strategy to lead the clinical research and development efforts. As the Director of Clinical Strategy, you will play a critical role in designing and executing clinical development plans, optimizing clinical trial strategies, and ensuring successful implementation of clinical programs. Your expertise in clinical trial design, regulatory requirements, and strategic planning will be essential in driving the drug development pipeline. This is a senior leadership position that requires strong leadership skills, scientific acumen, and a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.


  • Develop and implement strategic plans for clinical development programs, aligned with company objectives and regulatory guidelines

  • Lead cross-functional teams in the design and execution of clinical trials, including protocol development, patient recruitment strategies, and study timelines

  • Provide guidance on clinical development strategy to senior management and collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure successful execution

  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and guidelines throughout the clinical development process

  • Build and lead a high-performing clinical strategy team, providing mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities

  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment that promotes teamwork, accountability, and scientific excellence


  • Advanced degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) in life sciences or related field

  • Extensive experience (8+ years) in clinical strategy, clinical development, or related roles within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry

  • Proven track record of successful leadership in designing and implementing clinical development strategies and managing clinical trials

  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines governing clinical development, including FDA and international regulations

  • Strong understanding of clinical trial design, statistical analysis, and data interpretation

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex scientific concepts to both scientific and non-scientific stakeholders

  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams

  • Exceptional problem-solving, strategic thinking, and decision-making abilities

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please get in touch with Jack Dean at